Transmission Services for 1986 Pontiac Firebird

What Does Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Firebird’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1986 Pontiac Firebird transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Firebird transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Firebird at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Firebirds

Your Firebird’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. First off, the transmission fluid in your Firebird should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Pontiac Firebird transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Firebird’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Pontiac Firebird Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Firebird transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Firebird a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 Pontiac Firebird’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Pontiac's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Pontiac? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Firebird towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Firebird transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Pontiac Firebird transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Pontiac, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.